Pope Francis will be received by the usual ecstatic crowds when he touches down in Krakow, Poland, this week for a four-day Catholic youth celebration.
But look closely at the faces of government officials and bishops in the crowd, and you might see something other than joy in their expressions: wariness, suspicion, anxiety — and in some cases even hostility.
The Catholic Church is good at unity: Polish Catholics are loyal to the successor of St. Peter, whoever he is.
But they have a very particular world view that seems to clash with Pope Francis’ reformist streak.
When I went to Warsaw in late 2015 to promote the Polish translation of my Francis biography, “The Great Reformer,” I was stunned by the level of suspicion and criticism leveled against him
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